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Gear

Packed Up Jan 2013

Packed Up Jan 2013

Packing is a pain in the backside at the best of times. Packing probably 18 months of gear into a 65 litre rucksack is a challenge! After much deliberation, a good few hours in go outdoors (aka Mitchell’s) we finally bought our rucksacks. So, what are we putting in them?

Thankfully Ryan Air haven’t broken into the Asian market just yet so no need to worry about ramming our rucksacks into a ridiculously small metal cage at check in. We have read lots of stories about people taking way too much gear and having to dump it, send it back or give it away, obviously we are trying to avoid that. Its also difficult as we won’t be spending our time lazing solely on a beach- enter compasses, head torches, walking boots and dodgy zip off at the knee quick drying trousers.
Going to each country and experiencing the best of it will also involve certain dress codes and conduct, we can tick off the dress codes and are currently working on the conduct.

Below is a list of our gear, we will keep you posted on what gets dumped\bought\used the most along the way!

Danny
Osprey Aether 70 litre rucksack
Weight at first check in 17.4 kgs NOW WEIGHS 20 KG
– 1 x Barnsley shirt (for Setdays) SEEMS TO BE LUCKY AT THE MOMENT
– 1 x England shirt (for Brazil)
– 3 x T-shirts
– 2 x Long sleeved shirts SENT ONE HOME
– 3 x Boardies
– 2 x Shorts
– 1 x Zip off at the knee trousers
– 1 x Combat trousers SENT HOME
– 3 x Thermals (top & bottom) ONE SET SENT HOME
– 1 x Microfleece
– 1 x Woolley hat, gloves and snood
– 1 x Waterproof jacket & trousers
– 1 x Party shirt
– 4 x Pairs of socks
– 4 x Boxer shorts
– 1 x Pair of lucky Paddy power undercrackers
– 1 x Baseball cap
– 1 x Hoodie
– 1 x Walking boots
– 1 x Flipflops
– 1 x running trainers
– 1 x Pumps

Claire
Lowe Alpine Nupste 65 litre rucksack
Weight at first check in 17.2 kgs NOW WEIGHS 22 KGS
– 1 x Hoodie (pink)
– 1 x Micro fleece
– 1 x Woolley cardigan
– 1 x Tracky bottoms DUMPED ON ROUTE
– 2 x Leggings ONE PAIR DUMPED ON ROUTE
– 1 x Zip off at knee trousers
– 2 x Shorts
– 2 x T-shirts
– 4 x Vests
– 2 x Bra’s
– 4 x Pants
– 4 x Socks
– 1 x Beach dress
– 1 x Bikini
– 1 x Long dress
– 1 x Long sleeved dress
– 1 x Long sleeve shirts
– 1 x Woolley hat, gloves, scarf & snood
– 1 x Set of base layers
– 1 x Waterproof jacket & trousers
– 2 x Baseball caps ONE NEVER USED
– 1 x Walking boots
– 2 x Flipflops REPLACED DUE TO BREAKAGE
– 1 x Converse STILL UNUSED
– 1 x Espadrilles

ADVICE ON CLOTHES AFTER 2 MONTHS TRAVELLING- LEAVE THEM AT HOME!! ALL OF THEM, BUY ENROUTE FOR MEGA CHEAP!!!

Other
– 2 x Mosquito nets STILL NOT USED PLUS CHEAPER TO BUY ABROAD
– 2 x Travel towels
– 2 x Pacsafes WORTH THEIR WEIGHT AND PRICE IN GOLD
– 2 x Sleeping bag liner & inflatable pillows PILLOWS ARE BROKEN AND CRAP, LINERS GREAT ON TRAINS AND IN CHEAP ROOMS
– 2 x Sunglasses & Normal glasses
– 2 xToiletries BUY ABROAD CHEAPER
– Make-up (hardly any!)
– 2 x Notebooks & pens
– 2 x Head torch
– Immodium, Nurofen, rehydration Sachets, multi vitamins, Danny’s various nose stuff! BUY ABROAD!!, MALARIA TABS IN INDIA ARE 6p PER PACK!!
– 1 x Sterile first aid kit WORTH EVERY PENNY
– 2 x Mini folding rucksac- super glue, sewing kit, duck tape, universal plug, rubber door stop, whistle, rape alarm, spare boot laces, bottle opener, swiss army knife, darts, waboba, USED THEM ALL EXCEPT THE RAPE ALARM THANKFULLY!!

Electronic Equipment
– 1 x Nikon D5000 camera body
– 1 x Nikon 35mm lens
– 1 x Nikon 70-300mm lens
– 1 x Olympus TG1 GET ONE!
– 1 x Google Nexus
– 1 x MSI Notepad
– 2 x Portable hardrives
– 2 x Unlocked mobile phones
– Chargers & various worldwide adapters CHEAPER TO BUY ABROAD
– Lonely Travel guides for Istanbul, Sri Lanka & India